See Festival Director Harish Saluja discuss the 2013 Silk Screen Asian American Film Festival with Comcast Newsmakers.
Silk Screen is proud to announce the winner of the RAGS Foundation People’s Choice Award for the 2013 Film Festival. It is Two Weddings and Funeral(South Korea).
The People’s Choice Award is sponsored by the RAGS Foundation, which is a non-profit organization started by Sridhar and Gunjan Tayur.
“One of the specialties of Silk Screen Asian American Film Festival — continuing through May 19 — is showing films from the seldom-seen middle tier of Asian film industries.
Though they labor in the shadows of international film powers like Japan and South Korea, the Philippines, in particular, seems to have developed a vibrant film culture all its own. An excellent example of this, “The Coin Bearer” will be shown on May 16 and 17 at Melwood Screening Room in Oakland.
“The Coin Bearer” is about a family that makes its living from the curious practice of “sakla,” a gambling card game that’s legal only during a wake. It’s a way for families to raise money for the expenses of the deceased, so the authorities (mostly) look the other way. ”
Pittsburgh, PA – May 8, 2012Silk Screen: Asian Arts and Culture Organization will feature the following special events and community partnerships at its seventh annual Asian American Film Festival. The festival will kick off this weekend on Friday, May 11, and run until Sunday, May 20.
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Pittsburgh, PA – March 22, 2012 – The Silk Screen Asian Arts and Culture Organization will open its seventh annual Asian American film festival with a screening of “The Lady” on Friday, May 11th at 7:00pm at the Harris Theater. The film will be followed by the Opening Night Gala, held at the Rivers Club in Oxford Center from 8:00 pm until midnight.
“The Lady,” from director Luc Benson, is an inspirational biopic of Burma’s courageous and elegant pro-democracy activist, Aung San Suu Kyi. The film follows her dynamic journey as she rises to iconic national status, spends over a decade under house arrest, and becomes the first woman in Asia to win the Nobel Peace Prize. “The Lady” is in English and Burmese with English subtitles.
The Gala will feature attendees in ethnic dress, exotic Asian dishes, and exciting performances by Pittsburgh’s premiere entertainers, including Chris Young and the Steel Dragon Lion Dance team and DJ Carla Leiniger of Global Beats.
Co-Sponsored by Cranberry Township Municipal Center
Pittsburgh, PA – Silk Screen Asian Arts and Cultural Organization launches a fundraiser for
the 8th Silk Screen Asian American Film Festival season with Cranberry Township. On Saturday, March 23rd, Silk Screen will present Zumba Fitness at Cranberry Township Municipal Center.
Silk Screen discusses the 2012 Film Festival on CBS KDKA Pittsburgh.
Pittsburgh, PA – For its fifth year, The Silk Screen: Asian Arts and Cultural Organization joins with The Steel Dragon School and Mimi Jong on Sunday, February 17th at Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh to ring in the Chinese New Year – The Year of the Snake.
The Chinese New Year is the major holiday that represents a new start of the year in Chinese tradition. At the event, we would like to present and introduce the Chinese New Year with music performance, dance and parade, and craft activities.